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Supervisor - Master of Teaching & Education Leadership

Advertiser: The Mind LabMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
10 May 2019
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Education & Training, Student Services

Purpose of Role:


The purpose of this role is to supervise Master of Teaching and Education Leadership (MTEL) candidates within a team-based work-based supervision model. This model includes one-to-one supervision, group supervision, project support sessions, assessment and moderation.


This is a part time role contracting with the possibility for more hours by mutual agreement and requirements. Some face-to-face time will be required.


The Mind Lab


The Mind Lab is New Zealand’s dedicated Postgraduate Facility for Contemporary Education. The MTEL programme is an initial teacher education programme supporting masters candidates to graduate with the capabilities to be registered by Teaching Council Aotearoa New Zealand and to lead within education contexts towards addressing inequity in New Zealand through education.


This programme is delivered in partnership with Ako Mātātupu, Teach First NZ.

The MTEL supervision model

The largely taught MTEL programme has 45 credit level 9, which supports MTEL candidates practice based change  project. MTEL supervision model incorporate the following:

  • how the student will learn/build capability by doing

  • how we ensure our supervision model and support is culturally sustainable

  • how supervision is inclusive of the practitioner and as such - inclusive of different worldviews (the practitioner brings at least half to the table)

  • how the supervisor also needs to have a learner mentality

  • an understanding of (mainly) iterative methodologies

  • an understanding of the risks and benefits of insider research

  • supervision includes supervisors with academic experience and supervisors with deep practice experience.

  • supervisors have a facilitation roles (networking and connecting)

  • help authentically align candidate project to work



MTEL supervisors are jointly responsible for the quality and delivery of the Master of Teaching and Education Leadership


As a supervisor you will be responsible for:

  • Supervising candidates on the MTEL - in the academic requirements of the programme and/or the practical project delivery aspects.

  • Assessment and moderation of MTEL assessment items. Participate in Assessment and Moderation panels.

  • Maintaining registration on the Supervisor Register (including by being research active)

  • Regular reporting on progress of candidates for tracking purposes

  • Communication with candidates (including reviewing weekly communications to candidates in conjunction with the Programme Lead and other relevant members of the team), engaging in other communication channels (for example Slack)

  • Connecting students to relevant information and expertise with the team and outside the team when appropriate

  • Supporting and participating in the design, planning and delivery of workshops including methodology, research tools and other sessions as relevant to your research experience.


Reporting lines:

The position reports to National Academic Director


Other Key stakeholders:

  • National Academic Director

  • Programme Lead - MTEL

  • Education Directors - MTEL

  • Pou Ārahi

  • GM – The Mind Lab

  • MTEL candidates

  • National Academic Manager


A MTEL Supervisor will:


  • Embody The Mind Lab values and culture by adopting a service-oriented, collaborative open culture, through positive role-modeling, active engagement with staff and students

  • Engage with customers (primarily students) and support the team to create a positive education environment

  • Demonstrate an interest and capability in education

  • Have relevant higher qualifications preferably a PhD

  • A minimum of 5 years-experience in education practice

  • Be comfortable managing internal and external relationships

  • Be highly organised. Consistency, regularity and responsiveness are key factors for success in the supervisor and candidate relationship.

  • Be a quick learner, well organised and adapt easily to change



Applications close: Jun 7th, 2019


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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